System Specs and other factors

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by rogue1, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. rogue1

    rogue1 Jedi Master Staff Member

    Ok, i have several computers that I am using as a different render cluster.
    Most of the machines are dual core pentiums:

    1 main machine:
    Pentium r - 5400 at 2.7 GHZ
    PassMark - Intel Pentium E5400 @ 2.70GHz - Price performance comparison

    OS : windows 7 ultimate
    4 Gigs Ram
    along with a quadro 2000

    2 another machine that runs some tools is this:
    this has a much higher mark than my other machine, but is a tablet:

    Intel core i5 - 3317 1.7 GHZ
    PassMark - Intel Core i5-3317U @ 1.70GHz - Price performance comparison

    OS : windows 8.1
    4 Gigs Ram
    integrated Intel Video - Intel HD 4000
    has accelerated Video compression built in.

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    i have at least 5 other computers that have similar processors, but less
    in the video card than the first machine (all have integrated graphics).

    You could form some kind of baseline from the machines.

    Rogue1
     
  2. rogue1

    rogue1 Jedi Master Staff Member

    Copied from a different thread:

    The work will not be trivial or for the faint of heart.

    Basic requirements besides computer(s):
    1) Understanding how to generate LUTs from the color match tool
    2) Installing and setting up software (Photoshop, After Effects) and other support tools and plugins
    3) Some familiarity with editting text scripts (Do NOT need to know how to program)

    If you can do that, have lots of hard drive space (Terabyte and above), a decent video card then you will be a prospect.

    4) Time, and Patience to do the cleanup work, which is repetitive and time consuming.
    5) High speed connection to share the files
    6) Invest money in possible upgrades if needed to Memory, Drives or processor.

    If you have more than one computer, that's a plus.

    An I5, or I7 dual core or more is recommended for even the basics, or everything will run slowly.

    Added:
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    A dedicated GPU (Nvidia, or AMD) is required for cleanup
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    Williarob has automated most of the processes, so once you get those running, it's a matter of fine tuning.
    Color correction and all the fancy stuff will be done at much later point in time.

    If you do contribute, you'll have access to the latest test shots, and a lot more for you help.
    Of course, there is no monetary compensation, but you will definitely be credited.

    Rogue1
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2017
  3. Molly

    Molly Jedi Master

    I'm a little lean on hard drive space, got about 800 GB on my freest drive. CPU's a 3.4 MHz quad-core Haswell Xeon, and I got 8 GB RAM. I doubt there's much use for it, but it is an encoding rig.
     
  4. williarob

    williarob Administrator Staff Member

    I have 5 computers here, but this is the primary one I am using for the project:

    Dell Precision T7810 Workstation, 2x Xeon E5-2663 v3 2.8GHz Ten Core Processor, 128GB DDR4 Memory, 1x 480GB SSD, 1x 256 GB NVMe PCI-Express Solid State Drive (my scratch/cache drive), NVIDIA Quadro NVS 295, NVIDIA Quadro K2200, Windows 7 Professional.

    The Secondary is an older Core I7, with 32 GB RAM and an NVIDIA Quadro K620 Video Card.
     
  5. rogue1

    rogue1 Jedi Master Staff Member

    I have a media computer also, that I haven't tried out with the software.

    It's an i5 3330, quad core 3.0 Ghz with 8 Gigs ram, so it might be the one I will use for After Effects rendering:

    PassMark - Intel Core i5-3330 @ 3.00GHz - Price performance comparison

    It should have about 400-600 Gigs of free space at some point.

    OS : Windows 8.1
    64 bit

    Integrated Intel Video - with accelerated video encoding

    Rogue1
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2017
  6. Blackout

    Blackout Jedi Master

    I may be interested in helping out, though, my set up isn't that great.

    Intel core i5 - 2450M @ 2.5 GHz

    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
    4 Gigs RAM
    Intel HD Graphics 3000

    Basic requirements besides computer(s):
    1) Understanding how to generate LUTs from the color match tool
    - Not yet, but sounds easy enough to learn.

    2) Installing and setting up software (Photoshop, After Effects) and other support tools and plugins
    - Willing to get AE. I'm more familiar with GIMP, but will buy Photoshop also if needed along with other things.

    3) Some familiarity with editing text scripts (Do NOT need to know how to program)
    - No problem here.

    4) Time, and Patience to do the cleanup work, which is repetitive and time consuming. - Never would have guessed ;).

    5) High speed connection to share the files
    - My download/upload is pretty mediocre, if not lacking: 90Mbs/11Mbs max respectively.

    6) Invest money in possible upgrades if needed to Memory, Drives or processor.
    - Sure, but I'm a college student working at minimum wage part-time, so I have my limits.

    If you have more than one computer, that's a plus. - I have a Windows 8 HP tablet with under 100GB, so I don't think it's that useful. I'll post specs if requested.
     
  7. rogue1

    rogue1 Jedi Master Staff Member

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    2) You will get help acquiring the software. Contact Williarob.

    3)With the new process that Williarob has, you really don't have to run scripts or do the After Effects stuff, because he'll have it prepared.

    5) The only thing that will really help is getting a dedicated graphics card, like an Nvidia or AMD card. That should probably be added as
    a requirement since some of the software requires it.

    Otherwise, you can only run the cleaning in batch (which isn't accurate enough). Integrated graphics is too slow for most things.

    Still, you can prepare yourself.

    What you need to do next is get the PF Clean demo, download that, or at least watch the tutorials in the other sections to get a good
    idea of whats going, and ask more questions.

    Good luck.

    R1
     
  8. Blackout

    Blackout Jedi Master

    I'll post back here, if/when I acquire such.
     

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